Plan the weekend ahead with Upstate Parent's Family Weekend Calendar for May 13-15

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May is as busy as December for families with kids in school. Everyone is tired and ready for summer, but take heart – the finish line is in view. Be sure to work a little fun into this month. There is plenty to do! Check out the calendar of events in the May issue of Upstate Parent, available in print and online at

“The Sound of Music” continues at South Carolina Children’s Theatre through May 22. For tickets, health and safety protocols and more, visit

Starry Nights programs are at Roper Mountain Science Center May 13. Magic Globe is at 6 p.m. Solar Superstorms is at 7:30 p.m. Advance ticket purchases are required. For details, visit

Fresh Fridays at Hartness is 5:30 – 8 p.m. May 13 on the Grand Lawn at 2000 Society St., Greenville. The event includes live music and a variety of vendors, including food, artisans and more. For details, visit

The Park Hop summer scavenger hunt opens May 13. For app and registration details, visit

St. George Greek Festival is May 13 – 15 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church.


The TD Saturday Market returns 8 a.m. – noon May 14 in downtown Greenville. For vendors, children’s events and more, visit

Mini Makers: Oodles of Noodles for ages 2 – 4 is at TR Makers at 9:30 a.m. May 14. The cost is $5. For registration, visit

Saturday Safari – Night Owls for ages 4 – 7 is May 14 at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit

Train Day at the Depot is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 14 at the Amtrak Depot on Magnolia Street in Spartanburg. The event includes a children’s Thomas the Tank layout, bounce houses, live music and more. Visit

Free Books – Greenville First Steps has launched a pilot of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Greenville County. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is an early literacy program that mails free age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age 5. Currently in Greenville County, children in 29690, 29611, and 29669 can sign up for Imagination Library. Registration is available at

Display Your Art – The Back Door Art Gallery in Fountain Inn has a kids’ art wall. Children ages 12 and younger can hang one piece of their art for free for one month. For specifications and contact information, visit

Looking ahead:

GVL TriFecta, including the Just Tri It Youth Triathlon, the Couch to Triathlon adult race, and the Tri My Best event for children with disabilities, is at the Kroc Center May 21. For details and registration, visit Volunteer needs for Tri My Best are full, but the community is invited to come out, line the race course, and cheer on participants. Learn more at and

Greenville County Waterparks open May 28. Visit for hours and ticket details.

This article originally appeared on Greenville News: Upstate Parent's Family Weekend Calendar for May 13-15